Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Monday Mural of the Mississippi


A mural seen in the lobby of St Joseph's Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota with one of the many bridges spanning the Mississippi River.

Without the use of my good camera the overhead light marred the concrete support arch of the bridge,  but the scene captured the interest of the young people. I thought it an unusual mural in a hospital setting.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

The Wonders of Winter Wonderland


Earlier this month, I lamented the lack of moisture this winter because of the negative impact it could have on the farm families and agriculture. After the last few days, my worrries are over.  I wonder what tomorrow will bring to the Midwest?

Saturday, February 09, 2019

Guest photographer, son Karl took our photo.


Warming up after a romp in the snow! Wild Wendy is the BEST Therapy dog!

Friday, February 08, 2019

Through rain, sleet, or snow!


 "Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds" 

See what you are missing, Snowbirds! Jim, our mailman had one day of rest last week, but carried on the rest of the time.  Yesterday was a bit challenging!

Friday, January 04, 2019

A Sojourner in Life


I took this photo several weeks ago before Minnesota winter weather arrived. I love it because both he and I share the need for a walking stick as we traverse the terrain. I find that the staff's length offers greater stability over unsafe or rugged ground.  Which reminds me, I haven't
 been on a good hike for a long time.  Time to get moving if I want to  become a sojourner in life!

Tuesday, January 01, 2019

Red tailed Hawk; Favorite Photo of Previous Year, 2018


I saw this beauty looking like a statue on a neighbor's fence post.  Investigating by leaping out of my car to photograph the bird, it allowed me to get within 5 feet as it watched while I slowly advanced, snapping photos. I was thrilled to make its acquaintance!

Monday, December 31, 2018

Happy New Year!


Ring out the old, Ring in the new !!

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

X-mas Fantasy


This car stopped me in my tracks; I love the bright yellow color.  To me it is far more eye-appealing than my conservative, gray SUV, and I would love to tool around town in it. My fantasy is to get it as a Christmas gift.  Fat chance since my husband is far more conservative than I!! I used "Xmas" because it is the alphabet letter for this week for ABC Wednesday, and since I haven't been to that site recently,  I can use the photo for both X and Y (next week). Back to the car: I have been told that as one ages, conservatism takes over.  Wrong in my case because my approach to life has been even more liberal than before!! Don't you think I would love this car?!
Linking to ABC WEDNESDAY

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

A Christmas Bovine!


Some people get Christmas bonuses, our neighborhood gets a Friendly Neighborhood Cow, all dressed for the holidays.  The children in the neighborhood watch for its attire whenever there is a holiday.  Amuses the adults, too!
If you'd like to see her celebrate the 4th of July, click here.

Monday, December 17, 2018

A Mural/Poster


When driving in unfamiliar areas, many new and interesting sights can be seen.  I visited a friend in Minneapolis recently and noticed this unusual old, faded and a bit tattered poster on a wall of a building on 38th and Cedar. The image is quite arresting given our climate change debate plus the large Native American population that lives in Minneapolis. One can view this photo in many different ways, and I speculate that we could have a great conversation about the possibilities of interpretation.
Linking to Monday Murals